Information for Authors

About us

Hello! We're Steve and Diana Kimpton, the two halves of the partnership called The Word Pool. You can contact us by emailing

or phoning 01983 293048

If you prefer to use snail mail, our address is:

The Word Pool
25 Solent View Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 8JY

Our interest in books comes originally from Diana, who is a children's author with more than 40 books published so far. Steve is the technical half of the partnership. His many years experience in the computer industry have given him a confidence and expertise which is invaluable in tackling web based projects, especially one as complex as this. Together we make a good team whose different skills combine well.

We have been creating and running book related websites since 1999 and have built sites for many writers. The idea for came because we were frequently contacted by people trying to find an author to give a talk, run a workshop or ghost a book. We hope you will find it useful.

You may be interested in our other sites:
  -our original site about children's books aimed at parents, teachers and children's writers.
  - a directory site listing British children's authors, illustrators and publishers.
  - our web design site aimed primarily at writers and the book trade.